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Stable EMUI 11 rolling out for Huawei MediaPad M6 8.4 and M6 Turbo Edition

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Since September 2020, Huawei has been testing the eligible devices for the latest Android-based custom OS, EMUI 11. This beta program allows the limited users to test the new features ahead of stable rollout.

As of now, the company is almost done with EMUI 11 beta activity in the home ground by delivering the stable build version to respective devices. In this line, Huawei’s MediaPad M6 series was also included for the EMUI 11 testing program since November 2020.

After the month of beta activity, now, the company is going the closed the EMUI 11 beta window for the MediaPad M6 lineup in China and start to roll out the stable EMUI 11 build version for the beta tester as well as users on EMUI 10.1 to experience the brand new user interface and features.

Alongside this, Huawei has also released the January 2021 security patch for the beta testers, which fixes different levels of exploits and issues to protect your device against threats.

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Talking about EMUI 11 changelog, it brings smart multiwindow, smoother animation, parallel vision, super notepad, system-level translation, AI subtitles, and more.

Moreover, the global variants all grabbed this major, check the related article at the end of this post for more information.

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Stable EMUI 11 Version:

  • Huawei MediaPad M6 8.4 inches and Turbo Edition beta testers grabbing EMUI 11.0.0.130 upgraded 11.0.0.125
  • Huawei Media M6 8.4 inches and Turbo Edition EMUI 10.1 users grabbing EMUI 11 version 11.0.0.130 upgraded from 10.1.0.190

CHECK FOR UPDATE:

VIA SETTINGS:

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Tap on System & updates
  3. Tap Software update
  4. Tap Check for Updates
  5. Download and Install
  6. Install

After the installation and restart, we recommend you let the system optimize the new application so your device can run smoothly on further commands.

VIA SUPPORT:

You can also request this update via the Support app with the following instructions.

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  1. Open the Support app
  2. Go to the Services tab
  3. Tap on Update
  4. Download and Install
  5. Install

Do follow the after installation instructions mentioned above.

Changelog:

For users on EMUI 11:

Security: Integrates Android security patches released in January 2021 for improved system security.

January 2021 Security Patch Details: Installs security fixes for different levels of exploits and issues within Huawei phones including 4 critical, 1 medium, and 25 high levels of CVEs.

For users on EMUI 10.1:

  • Multiwindow mode: Multi-Window allows you to open apps in a floating window for multitasking. You can relocate the floating window to the desired location or minimize it to a floating bubble for easier access later.
  • Smoother animation: The brand new, intuitive animations throughout EMUI 11 create a smoother, more unified, and visually pleasing user experience when touching items or sliding on the screen.
  • Subtle effect: Whether you’re toggling switches on or off, subtle effects have been enhanced throughout the OS for greater visual satisfaction.
  • Super Notepad: Notepad now supports editing notes simultaneously from multiple Huawei devices. For example, you can insert a photo from your phone to the note being edited on your tablet.
  • Gallery: On the discover tab in Gallery, you can create video stories by applying preset templates with special effects and background music. The video editing features are optimized providing you with more instructions on how to use the timeline and edit options.
  • Lasting smoothness: A new standard for system animations has been introduced, improving app launch speed and the smoothness of general operations.
  • File Transfer: New large file flash transfer function allows the user to transfer large files, HD video, and images without any fear of size, distance, and image quality are not compressed.
  • AI Subtitles: AI Subtitles support converting audio to text for songs, videos, or speech picked up by your microphone even when the sound volume is turned off, as well as translating English content into Chinese in real-time.
  • Parallel Vision: Supports Toutiao, Dingding, and QQ mailboxes. Drag and switch between parallel vision dual windows and fullscreen.
  • Photo sharing privacy: This allows you to remove the shooting location, time, and device information from photos before sharing them
  • System translation: Translate screen allows you to touch and hold the text on a foreign language web page with one finger, or on a picture with two fingers, to have the text translated. You can also adjust the area of the screen to be translated.
  • Undisturbed screen protection: When you project your phone in Do Not Disturb mode onto your Huawei laptop, messages and incoming calls are displayed only on your phone screen, both protecting your privacy and ensuring the continuity of screen projection.

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EMUI 11 rollout begins for the Huawei MediaPad M6 [Global]

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Huawei Maimang 9 and Enjoy Z all users upgrading to HarmonyOS 2

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Huawei Maimang 9

Huawei Maimang 9 and Enjoy Z all smartphone users start upgrading over Huawei’s own HarmonyOS 2.0 operating system in China. After installation, these device users can experience the new features offered by HarmonyOS 2.

On July 21, Huawei announced the third phase of stable HarmonyOS 2 rollout for a batch of 27 devices including Maimang 9 and Enjoy Z 5G. At that time, the rollout is early stage so it is taking to reach all eligible devices.

Now, all the Maimang 9 and Enjoy Z smartphone owners running HarmonyOS 2.0 beta or EMUI 10.1 version can directly install the HarmonyOS 2.0 on their respective devices.

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HarmonyOS 2.0 operating system comes with quite impressive features such as Super Device, which allows users to control multiple devices with one. App Guard prevents risky apps from being installed and helps to secure the running environment of the entire operating system and more.

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Stable HarmonyOS 2.0 version:

  • Huawei Enjoy Z smartphone users currently working with EMUI 11 version 10.1.1.214/217 can upgrade over HarmnyOS 2.0 version 2.0.0.146.
  • Huawei Maimang 9 smartphone users currently working with EMUI 11 version 10.1.1.210 can upgrade over HarmnyOS 2.0 version 2.0.0.147.

HarmonyOS 2

HarmonyOS 2.0 full changelog:

Home-screen: Swiping up on the app icon generates a service widget, which can be resized dragged to a new location, or added to your custom home screen.

Control Panel: Swiping down from the upper-right edge of the screen takes you to Control Panel. Device Control access has been added to the shortcut switches panel so that you can control all of your devices with the same ease as navigating on your phone.

Service Center: If you swipe up from the lower left or lower right corner on the screen, the system will lead to the Service Center. This is the place, where all of your collected service widgets are stored and ready to offer access to your desired services.

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Smart Folder: HarmonyOS adds support for app categorization and management. By pressing down on a standard folder displays a large folder, which offers direct access to desired apps.

HarmoynOS Fonts: HarmonyOS brings support for step-free font Weight adjustments and adjusts the size of the font itself.

Smart Home: Offers nimble, intelligent operations on household appliances, such as quickly accessing the phone’s network from the devices, controlling screenless devices, installation-free apps, and direct service access, which can be accessed by tapping your phone against the selected household appliance, or bringing your phone into the proximity to the appliance.

Smart Office: Under this label, HarmonyOS brings you the capability to transfer files on cross-device platforms without requiring a data cable with the power of Huawei Share, which increases the file transfer speed and provides faster and secure file sharing between Huawei smartphones, computers, and tablets.

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Seamless Performance: All operations, including touches and swipes, are smoother and more natural, with images and videos loading more quickly as well.

Task manager: Support task status saving infrequently used apps, meaning that even after you’ve switched to another app, you can pick up a previous task right from where you had left off.

SECURITY:

App Guard: The App Guard mode is enabled by default, to ensure that all apps subject deep scans for malicious behavior, security vulnerabilities, privacy risks, and other related behaviors while being installed. This prevents risky apps from being installed while helping safeguard the secure running environment of the entire system.

Certifications: The TEE OS security kernel has obtained the CC EAL5+ certification, indicating the highest security level for a global commercial operating system kernel. The HarmonyOS operating system has obtained CC EAL4+ security certification, China’s highest security certification.

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Collaborative Security: Add a mobile – Computer collaborative authentication feature and allows you to unlock your phone by entering the phone’s screen unlock password on your Huawei computer when your phone and computer are connected via multi-screen collaboration.

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These 27 Huawei devices receiving stable HarmonyOS 2, Global variant awaits

 

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Huawei P9 and P9 Plus getting new software update, preparing for HarmonyOS upgrade?

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Surprisingly, a new software update for its older P9 and P9 Plus smartphones. This firmware installs the January 2021 security patch and adds some new features to the device. This software for the P9 devices also brings stability to the system for a better user experience.

This update for Huawei P9 and P9 Plus installs new applications, optimizes search features on the home screen, improves system stability, adds new apps shortcuts. To be mentioned, this new firmware also improves system security with patches released in January 2021.

Both the P9 and P9 Plus are the two of Huawei’s oldest smartphones, launched way back in 2016. This flagship uses the first-ever Leica dual-camera system. The P9 lineup launched with pre-installed EMUI 4 based on Android 6. Currently, they operate on EMUI 8.0 and getting new security improvements.

This is a bit surprising for the users as the P9 series recently completed its five years of launch. Even after, Huawei has not forgotten them and released a new security patch. It’s not just the security improvements, there are some new feature add-ons as well.

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The rollout is currently limited to the Chinese user but there are a number of assumptions that we can make. One of these suggests that the P9 devices could also be preparing for the HarmonyOS 2.0. However, the device is not listed under the current HarmonyOS 2 rollout roadmap but who knows what may happen next.

Note: Software update is currently rolling out for Chinese users. While the global rollout is not yet confirmed.

Huawei P9 update changelog

What’s New:

This update for Huawei P9 and P9 Plus installs new applications, optimizes search features on the home screen, improves system stability, adds new apps shortcuts. To be mentioned, this new firmware also improves system security with patches released in January 2021.

Changelog:

Applications:

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  • Added a popular recommendation folder on the desktop to intelligently recommend popular and selected applications for you. Add a quick download icon for the Education Center and the Link Now application. Click to download and use it directly.

System:

  • Optimize the smart search function, pull down from the desktop to quickly enter, search for local or online content
  • Optimize the system stability of some scenes

Apps

  • Delete the original preset AutoNavi map and WPS applications (some models), if necessary Please go to the application market to download (if you have updated the application, it will not be deleted)

Security:

  • Integrates security patches released in January 2021.

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Things to remember 

  • Before updating, make sure your phone is not root.
  • The update will arrive via OTA.
  • It is rolling out in batches and may take time to reach your device.
  • Maintain enough battery and storage before installing.
  • Do take a backup of your important data, just in case.

How to check for updates

Download via Settings

  • Open Settings
  • Then navigate to System
  • Software update
  • Check for updates
  • If arrived, click Download and install
  • Open Support app

Download via Support app

  • Service tab
  • Then select Update
  • Click on Check for Updates
  • If arrived, then tap Download and install

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Huawei P Smart Z receives new apps and security update

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Along with June 2021 security improvements, Huawei is also sending May 2021 patches for its eligible devices. According to the latest info, the Huawei P Smart Z is now receiving May 2021 security update along with new applications.

The newest firmware for the P Smart Z can be identified with EMUI 10.0 version 10.0.253 (C431E112R1P2) and comes with an update size of 337MB. In addition to the security improvements, there is a shortcut added for downloading Huawei apps.

Moreover, the update also brings several new applications such as Petal Search, Books, Petal Maps, GameCenter Member Center, and Link Now. All these apps can be directly downloaded by tapping on their shortcuts.

Apart from these aforementioned changes, this update does not add other features to the P Smart Z. Check the instructions to download the update below.

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Huawei P Smart Z update

Things to keep in mind:

  • Take a backup of your important data beforehand to avoid any kind of data loss.
  • It is a staged rollout and may take time to reach your device.
  • Maintain enough battery and storage before installing.

HarmonyOS 2.0 for Huawei P Smart Z

Huawei is currently aiming for Chinese users for HarmonyOS 2.0 upgrade. The company has been releasing beta and stable updates for several eligible devices. Moreover, the P Smart Z phones are also eligible for this new software. However, the announcement for their beta program is yet to be made by the company.

Talking about the global users, they have been waiting for a long time to test this new software. While Huawei is soon expected to announce its plan of HM OS rollout outside China. Check more about HarmonyOS here.

What’s New:

Security

  • Integrates security patches released in May 2021 for improved system security.

Apps

  • Adds quick download shortcuts for the following apps: Petal Search, Books, Petal Maps, GameCenter Member Center, and Link Now. The apps can be downloaded by tapping the shortcuts.

How to check for updates:

Download update via Settings

Open Settings >> System & Updates >> Software updates, then tap on Check for updates option. If found any update, click Download and install. After installing reboot the device.

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Download update via Support app

Open Support app >> navigate to Service tab >> click Update. Tap on Check for update option >> if found, click Download and install. After installing reboot the device.

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